At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that come Android apps will be able to run on Google Chromebook laptops. When a user approaches his or her locked Chromebook while carrying a smartphone, the Chromebook can automatically unlock. And when the user’s phone battery is running low, a notification will appear on the Chromebook desktop.
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Google has launched a new feature for Chromebook users to watch Google Play Movies and TV offline. You just need to download the latest version of “Google Play Movies & TV” from the Chrome Web Store. In the bottom-right corner of each show, you will notice little download buttons. You can also go into settings and uncheck the “Prefer high quality audio” button. Google announced that it was launching offline viewing last month during a joint event with Intel.
According to the NPD Group, Chromebooks accounted for about 21% of all notebook sales and almost 10% of all computer sales through November. Tablets accounted for over 22% of all personal computing device sales through the end of last month and Windows tablet sales almost tripled compared to the same period one year ago. Android tablet sales jumped over 160% during the same period. Apple maintains tablet market domination with around 59% of the market.
Intel Corporation (INTC) And Google Inc (GOOG) Announces Four New Chromebooks With Haswell Processors Are Coming
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) And Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced that a new line of Chromebooks will be coming soon that will be powered by high-speed Haswell chips.
The Google Chromebook Pixel with LTE is now appearing on Google Play. The WiFi only model has been in stock for several weeks now, but the LTE model was made available today. The Chromebook Pixel with LTE will start shipping on April 8th according to their Google Play product page. The Google Chromebook Pixel LTE will cost $9.99 for 24 hours and around $50 for 5GB according to GigaOM. The LTE models will come with 100MB of data transfer for 2 years with 1TB of Google Drive storage for 3 years.
During the holiday season, teachers will be able to buy a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook for $99. Google is selling the Chromebook at a discounted price due to a partnership with the DonorsChoose.org charity. The $99 price covers management and support along with the hardware. Teachers that qualify will need to go to the Donors Choose website and request for up to 30 units.
Google and Acer have announced the Acer C7 Chromebook. The Chromebook will be available tomorrow on Google Play, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy stores. The retail price will be $199. The Acer C7 is already available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys. The Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display, 3.5 hours of battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a clickable trackpad. The Acer C7 boots up in 18 seconds and is 1-inch thin. The Acer C7 has 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage and a 320GB hard disk drive. It also has an HD camera, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, WiFi, and an Ethernet port.
Google is passionate about how secure their web browser Google Chrome is. The search engine company is also paying a reward to keep their browser secure. Google told attendees at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver that starting next month they will offer $1 million in cash and Chromebooks in exchange for finding some flaws.
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